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4 Reasons Comcast Could Be A Buy...Again

4 Reasons Comcast Could Be A Buy...Again

In a new report, analyst Omar Sheikh discussed the reasons why Credit Suisse has reinstated its coverage of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) at Outperform following a period of restriction.

“We believe demand for bandwidth will continue to drive strong operating trends in Cable Communications and regard vertical integration and the strength of the balance sheet as key competitive advantages for the group,” Sheikh explained.

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Reasons For Bullishness

Credit Suisse listed four elements to its bullish stance on Comcast:

  • 1. The company is well positioned for structural changes in video consumption.
  • 2. The company’s investments in its network and platform have it well positioned to benefit from high-bandwidth broadband services growth.
  • 3. Universal Pictures has an industry-leading film slate.
  • 4. Comcast has an “exceptionally strong” balance sheet.

Risks Ahead

In terms of risk, Sheikh sees an unexpected pickup in cord-cutting and potential regulatory intervention in the cable TV business as the biggest threats to a bullish outcome.

For now, Credit Suisse has a $63 target on Comcast. The next major catalyst for the stock will likely be its Q4 earnings report on January 28.

Disclosure: The author holds no position in the stocks mentioned.

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Latest Ratings for CMCSA

Aug 2020CitigroupMaintainsBuy
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